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Monthly Archives: December, 2021

COVID-19 cases on the rise again; Omicron variant not yet detected

The number of COVID-19 infections is beginning to increase as the daily reports show more positive cases over recoveries. In San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, the number of infected persons raises eyebrows among the island’s health sector. There were 19 reported cases over the long weekend, and the latest report is again showing double digits. Despite the increase in cases, the COVID-19 variant Omicron has not yet been detected.

FFB’s Yashmin Juan is first female to complete a FIFA CIES degree

The first Belizean female to hold a FIFA CIES (International Centre for Sports Studies) Post Graduate Degree is Marketing and Communications Director at the Football Federation of Belize (FFB), Yashmin Juan. She completed the executive program in sports management via the University of the West Indies.

Captain Shark’s rewards customers in annual Christmas Raffle

On Thursday, December 23rd, Captain Shark’s held their annual Grand Christmas raffle rewarding several lucky customers with fabulous prizes, including a $1,000 cash prize.

Caye International Bank appoints Luigi Wewege as President

The Board of Directors of Caye International Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Luigi Wewege as the bank's new President.

Maya Community Forestry Enterprise Gives Back to the Community: SATIIM’s technical assistance in business and conservation training pays off

Santa came early this year to a Q’eqchi Maya village in Toledo District when its community forestry enterprise gave holiday food baskets to every household. Rax Mu Qiche, a sustainable forestry business run by and for Conejo, a buffer community of the Sarstoon Temash National Park, shared the wealth from a successful business cycle this week. Unlike other forestry businesses, Conejo’s model combines Maya customary values and traditional natural resource management with sound business practices. – And this year it paid off.

Forest Department Receives Specialized Equipment Under Sustainable Development Project II

On December 21, 2021, the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, through the Belize Forest Department, received a donation of specialized forest equipment from the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations under the Sustainable Tourism Project II (STPII).

Belize Energy Unit Publishes 2020 Annual Energy Report and Releases Statistical Calendar for 2022

On December 21st, 2021, the Belize Energy Unit under the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy & Logistics, officially published the 2020 Annual Energy Report. This publication presents an authoritative and official source of annual energy statistics for Belize and is vital for international reporting obligations, guiding policy, and informing investment decisions.

Conservation Highlight – San Pedro Instructors Certify Punta Gorda Youths as PADI Open Water Divers

“Ched Cabral enlists partners and friends to travel to his hometown in hopes of inspiring a new generation of divers and marine professionals.” Valentine Rosado writes in Conservation Highlights — The San Pedro Sun